God Says 'NO' So We Can Live 'YES'--TO Taking A Day Off (3 Of 3) by Jim Henry
This content is part of a series.Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Orlando
3000 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32805-5591
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
"God Says 'No' So We Can Live 'Yes'--To Taking A Day Off"
Sunday, 9/17/95, 9:30 a.m. Service
This morning we look at the Fourth Commandment:
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall
labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the
Lord our God. On it you shall not do any work, nor your son or
daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals,
nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the
heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, but he
rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath
day and made it holy.
How do you keep the Sabbath day? Somebody said it was the Holy
Sabbath to our grandfathers, Sunday to our fathers and, today, it's
the weekend. How did you keep Sunday, or the Sabbath, when you
were growing up? At our house, Sunday--the Sabbath, we called
it--we would get up and go to Sunday school and church, come
home and Mom would usually have roast beef, carrots, potatoes,
gravy, cornbread, greens and (we prayed) chocolate or coconut pie
for dessert. That just about covered Sunday. After that, my brother
and I would usually go out and play with our neighborhood friends--
football, basketball, whatever, while Mom and Dad would take a
nap. Then it would be time to get ready to go back to church on
Sunday night. That was Sunday in the Henry household through
Maybe your background was that way; maybe you come from a
Jewish background and for the Jewish people, "Shabbat" is a very
special day and it has been since the time of Moses. For them it is
a very special day because they remembered that the Lord worked
six days creating the world and then on the seventh day He rested.
They also remembered another reason: they were ...
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